China urged to stay on reform path

An interview with China Daily also available here.

Politician acknowledges benefit of nation's growing global participation

Banning Electric Shock Collars for Dogs

Dog owners know training a dog, especially a young puppy, takes time and patience. But I don’t think trying to take a short cut by using electric shock collars is a good idea at all.

Apprenticeships Minister Visits Gloucester

It was a great day for Gloucester yesterday, visited by the first female Apprenticeship Minister Anne Milton on International Women's Day and National Apprenticeship Week to present Gloucestershire College with a Beacon Award for the Promotion and Delivery of Apprenticeships.

New Energy Cap Bill will help about 25,000 city residents

Speaking in the House of Commons debate on the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill last night, Gloucester MP Richard Graham said the Bill’s cap on Standard Variable Tariff (SVT) for 20 months would give certainty and lower energy prices for about 25,000 residents in Gloucester.

Gloucester History Trust's New Charity

The Gloucester History Trust has been approved by the Charities Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) to run the Festival and other related activities. Women and Leadership will be the themes of the 2018 Gloucester History Festival. Gloucester MP Richard Graham, who is chairm

Time to cap legal fees on NHS clinical negligence

There is currently no limit on legal costs claimed by lawyers in NHS cases of clinical negligence. These reimburse patients and families who’ve suffered from medical mistakes, but frankly too often lawyers have been the major beneficiaries.

National Apprenticeship Week 2018

It's National Apprenticeship Week and we've had 9,000 new apprentices in Gloucester since 2010. I hope to see you on Thursday at the Festival Of Manufacturing and Engineering (Festomane) at the University of Gloucestershire or at the Gloucestershire College Beacon Awards Ceremony.

Capping Energy Bills

This week the government has published a draft Bill to cap the most popular energy deals – the standard variable tariff. For millions of families, energy bills are too high, and during this week’s particularly cold weather they will certainly be feeling the pinch.